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The Waterboys - 100% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed by former fanzine writer Mike Scott (Michael Scott, 14 December 1958, Edinburgh, Scotland; vocals), the Waterboys evolved from Another Pretty Face, which included John Caldwell (guitar) and a frequently changing line-up from 1979-81. A series of failed projects, including the two-piece Funhouse, followed before Scott formed the Waterboys. Borrowing the name from a lin Read more

Feargal Sharkey - 69% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sean Feargal Sharkey, 13 August 1958, Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Sharkey first found fame as the lead singer of the Undertones, whose singles provided some of the best punk pop of the late 70s. The band eventually fell apart in 1983, after which Sharkey teamed up with Vince Clarke in the short-lived Assembly. The plaintive ‘Never Never’ was a Top 5 hit for the Read more

Big Country - 60% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stuart Adamson (William Stuart Adamson, 11 April 1958, Manchester, England, d. 16 December 2001, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; guitar/vocals) formed Big Country in June 1981 upon his departure from Scottish new wave outfit the Skids. His first recruit was childhood friend Bruce Watson (b. 11 March 1961, Timmins, Ontario, Canada; guitar), but early plans to work solely as a studio e Read more

Christy Moore - 56% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 May 1945, Prosperous, Co. Kildare, Eire. Moore’s beginnings were fairly typical for a solo folk performer in the 60s: playing the club circuit in Eire, subsequently doing likewise in England while in between working on building sites and road gangs. Influenced by the American styles of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and the British folk giant, Ewan MacColl, Moore performed Read more

Bob Geldof - 54% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Documentaries Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, 5 October 1951, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Eire. Geldof initially entered the music scene as a journalist on Canada’s premier underground rock journalGeorgia Straight. Further experience with the New Musical Express and Melody Maker sharpened his prose and upon returning to Dublin, he formed the band Nightlife Thugs, which subsequen Read more

Joe Jackson - 50% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 August 1954, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England. Having learned violin and piano as a teenager in Portsmouth, Jackson gained a place to study piano, percussion, composition and orchestration at London’s Royal Academy of Music. After leaving college in 1974 he joined the covers band Edward Bear. The line-up of Jackson, Mark Andrews (vocals) and Graham Maby (bas Read more

The Bluebells - 44% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This Scottish quintet was formed in 1982, and originally comprised brothers David McCluskey (13 January 1964; drums) and Ken McCluskey (b. 8 February 1962; vocals, harmonica), plus Robert ‘Bobby Bluebell’ Hodgens (b. 6 June 1959; vocals, guitar), Russell Irvine (guitar) and Lawrence Donegan (bass). The latter two were later replaced, respectively, by Craig Gannon ( Read more

The Corrs - 42% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of Ireland’s most successful pop exports of the 90s, family group the Corrs comprise Jim (31 July 1964, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Eire; guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), Sharon (b. 24 March 1970, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Eire; violin/vocals), Caroline (b. 17 March 1973, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Eire; drums, bodhrán, keyboards, vocals) and Andrea (b. 17 May 1974, Dundalk, C Read more

Roachford - 40% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK soul/funk band is led by Andrew Roachford (vocals, keyboards, percussion), and features Chris Taylor (drums), Hawi Gondwe (guitars) and Derrick Taylor (bass). Andrew Roachford performed from the age of 14 when he played in London’s Soho jazz clubs. The band was assembled in 1987, and by early 1988 was touring with Terence Trent D’Arby and the Christians, gaini Read more

Simple Minds - 40% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Timeless and epochal, Simple Minds was formed in January 1978 by Jim Kerr (9 July 1959, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals), Charlie Burchill (b. 27 November 1959, Glasgow, Scotland; guitar), Tony Donald (bass) and Brian McGee (drums). They rose out of the ashes of Glasgow punk outfit Johnny And The Self-Abusers who, in true anarchic fashion, deliberately folded on the day their debu Read more

Sinead O'Connor - 40% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 December 1966, Dublin, Eire. This Irish singer combined her highly distinctive vocal range with striking post-feminist imagery to great commercial effect on both sides of the Atlantic, establishing herself in the late 80s and early 90s as one of the most potent left-field forces in popular music.O’Connor endured a turbulent youth and diagnoses Read more

Crowded House - 39% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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After the break up of Split Enz at the end of 1984, one of its major songwriters, Neil Finn (27 May 1958, Te Awamutu, New Zealand; guitar/vocals), along with latter-day Split Enz drummer Paul Hester (b. 8 January 1959, Melbourne, Australia, d. 26 March 2005, Melbourne, Australia), Nick Seymour (b. Nicholas More Seymour, 9 December 1958, Benalla, Victoria, Australia; bass) an Read more

Fine Young Cannibals - 39% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This sophisticated English pop trio from the Midlands appeared after the demise of the Beat in 1983. Former members Andy Cox (25 January 1956, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; guitar) and David Steele (b. 8 September 1960, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England; bass/keyboards) invited Roland Gift (b. 28 April 1961, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; vocals, ex-Acrylic Victims and Read more

The Proclaimers - 39% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Scottish duo, who specialize in melodic folk pop, comprises identical twins Craig and Charlie Reid (5 March 1962, Leith, Scotland) The brothers spent their childhood in Edinburgh, Cornwall and Auchtermuchty in Fife, and formed the Proclaimers in 1983. They had an early UK hit in 1987 with the Gerry Rafferty -produced ‘Letter From America’, whose belligerent ha Read more

U2 - 38% match to Hothouse Flowers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Indisputably one of the most popular rock acts in the world, this Irish quartet’s achievements since the late 70s have been extraordinarily cohesive and consistent. U2 began their musical career at school in Dublin in 1977. Bono (Paul David Hewson, 10 May 1960, Dublin, Eire; vocals), The Edge (b. David Evans, 8 August 1961, Barking, Essex, England; guitar), Adam Clayton Read more


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